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Photograph by:
Martha Olson, American  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 4 5/8 × 3 1/8 in. (11.7 × 7.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 5 × 3 1/2 in. (12.7 × 8.9 cm)
Type:
chromogenic color prints
portraits
Place depicted:
Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1972
Caption:
Martha Olson graduated from Northwestern University with her B.A. in Art in 1969, and within a year, she was working more than 800 miles away as the girls’ physical education teacher at Marion High School in Columbia, Mississippi. It was the first year of integration in Mississippi public schools. During that time, Olson photographed local students, their relatives, and other residents of Marion County, which she later compiled into a series entitled, "Marion County Mississippi: 1970-1971."
Description:
A color photograph of a woman named Lennell. She is featured at center wearing orange checkered top. She is standing on a porch and looking directly at the camera smiling. On the back of the photograph are handwritten inscriptions identifying the subject, date, and photographer.
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Communities  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Martha Olson
Object number:
2018.21.117
Restrictions & Rights:
© Martha Olson
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Marion County Mississippi: 1970-1971
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56f78edbb-5c56-49ba-97f5-faa040e87364
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.21.117